Hastinapur is famous for being the erstwhile kingdom of the Pandavas, as per the Indian epic Mahabharata. The city was named Hastinapur which translates to the 'the city of elephants' in Sanskrit, as a mark of respect to King Hasti who ruled over the city in ancient times.
Located in the Meerut district of Uttar Pradesh and popular among tourists due to its historical and cultural importance, it is also known by other names such as Gajapuram, Asandivata, Nagapura, etc. Situated on the banks of river Ganges, one can see many old and beautiful temples, sculptures, and archaeological artefacts in Hastinapur, which bear witness to its ancient history.
The wildlife sanctuary, Hastinapur National Park, covered with nearly 2073 sq km of lush greenery is a good place to explore during your visit to Hastinapur. Apart from the Park, Hastinapur has many holy sites such as the Kailash Parvat Rachna, Shri Shwetambar Jain Temple, Jambudweep Jain Tirth, Karna Temple, Bhai Dharam Singh Gurdwara, Pandeshwar Temple, Ashtapad, etc. for those looking forward to visiting some spiritual places during their visit to Hastinapur.
Since Hastinapur has astrological, geographical, and scriptural significance, many people come here to visit and study diverse historical texts. Hastinapur also has a lot of artefacts, monuments and temples that have been uncovered by excavations carried out by the Archaeological Survey of India.
Apart from the places of tourist attraction, visitors also visit this city to practise yoga, which is a very popular activity in this city. Jeep safaris and boating in the river Ganga are popular among the adventure enthusiasts who visit this city.
Shastri Nagar is famous for its street vendors, from whom one can buy many good quality products at bargain prices.
October to March is the perfect time to visit Hastinapur. However, this town attracts visitors around the year due to its religious monuments and temples.
Hastinapur is well connected via air, road, and rail. The nearest airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) which is just 120 km away, while the nearest rail station is Meerut railway station.
OYO Hotels in Hastinapur
Some of the amenities that are offered by OYO Hotels in Hastinapur are air conditioning, television, geyser, free Wi-Fi connectivity, delicious breakfasts, parking, power backup, laundry service, first aid, housekeeping, etc. The staff at OYO Hotels are very well trained so guests can call upon them to fulfil all their needs.
OYO Hotels have rooms to suit all budgets and have all the modern amenities and furnishings for a comfortable stay for both business travellers as well as holidaying families. Visitors to the city can book their rooms in OYO Hotels comfortably through the OYO Hotels website or OYO Hotels app.